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WU19 EURO on the lowdown

The WU19 EURO kicks off in Slovakia today with the hosts taking on the Netherlands while France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland challenge.

WU19 EURO on the lowdown
WU19 EURO on the lowdown ©Sportsfile

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship kicks off today in Slovakia and has the full guide to following the #WU19EURO.

  • Key info

Match schedule
Programme: Download now

  • The contenders

Group A: Slovakia (hosts), Netherlands, France, Norway
Group B: Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Past winners (inc pre-2001 U18s): Germany (6), France (3), Netherlands (1), Spain (1)
Other past finalists: Norway (4)
Other past semi-finalists: Switzerland (2)
First qualification: Austria, Slovakia

• This is the first time Slovakia have played in a women's final tournament at any level.
• Holders Sweden and fellow past winners England, Denmark, Italy and Russia did not qualify.
• Spain lost their third final in four years 12 months ago in Israel. France and Germany were beaten semi-finalists.

  • The venues
Senec will stage the final
Senec will stage the final©Sportsfile

National Training Centre, Senec
• Matches: Group A games, semi-finals (28 July), final (31 July)
• Capacity: 3,261
• Home club: Senec

FC ViOn Stadium, Zlaté Moravce
• Matches: Group A games
• Capacity: 3,740
• Home club: ViOn Zlaté Moravce

Štadión FK Senica, Senica
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 5,070
• Home club: Senica

Spartak Myjava, Myjava
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 2,709
• Home club: Spartak Myjava

  • Where to watch

• Slovakia's group games will be televised by RTVS.
• The semi-finals and the final will be on Eurosport across Europe.

  • What to watch

• This competition is being used for a trial where teams will be allowed a fourth substitution in extra time.
• Sippie Folkertsma of the Netherlands was the nine-goal top scorer in qualifying
• Germany won their sixth title in 12 years in 2011 but have not claimed the trophy since
• Germany are the holders of both UEFA's other women's titles at senior and U17 level. This generation also won the 2013/14 Women's U17 title in England.

  • Get involved

• Follow the tournament with @UEFAWomensEURO on Twitter and Facebook using #WU19EURO.

  • The schedule
2015: Sweden success
2015: Sweden success

Tuesday 19 July
Group A
Slovakia v Netherlands (Senec) 17:00
France v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Group B
Spain v Germany (Senica) 18:00
Austria v Switzerland (Myjava) 18:00

Friday 22 July
Group A
Netherlands v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Slovakia v France (Senec) 19:00
Group B
Germany v Switzerland (Senica) 18:00
Spain v Austria (Myjava) 18:00

Monday 25 July
Group A
Netherlands v France (Senec) 17:00
Norway v Slovakia (Zlate Moravce) 17:00
Group B
Germany v Austria (Senica) 18:00
Switzerland v Spain (Myjava) 18:00

Thursday 28 July
tbc (Senec) 16:00
tbc (Senec) 20:30

Sunday 31 July
tbc (Senec) 19:00